What happened to fall fishing season?

What happened to fall fishing season? By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com It’s been challenging being outside the past couple of weeks; the weather has been unkind. While Otter Tail Lakes Country hasn’t had the deluge of rain that southern Minnesota has (thankfully), the very chilly weather and high winds have been enough to force a lot of […]

Cool temps equals hot fishing!

Cool temps equals hot fishing! By Ross Hagemeister, miesterguideservice.com Take a look this week’s photo. It’s all things fall fishing. It was a cold morning, the sun was trying to peak through low clouds and there were the “popping” sounds of shotguns in the distance—presumably duck hunters taking shots at passing ducks. The walleye were classically […]

Fall has arrived in Otter Tail Lakes Country

Fall has arrived in Otter Tail Lakes Country By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Fall fishing has arrived. The Lakes Country forecast for the week has “fall” written all over it—lows in the 40’s and daytime highs in the 60’s. Lake temps jumped a bit over the weekend when the daytime temps were in the 80’s, but then […]

Water temperatures continue to drop in Otter Tail Lakes Country

Water temperatures continue to drop in Otter Tail Lakes Country By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com It seems as though summer is finally loosening it’s grip around Otter Tail Lakes Country. The most notable change is the falling water temperatures.  Yesterday, I even saw 66 degrees. That’s considerably cooler than a week ago. What does this mean?  Winter is coming—just […]

Fall Fishing Friendzy in Otter Tail Lakes Country

Fall Fishing Friendzy in Otter Tail Lakes Country By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Fishing in Otter Tail Lakes Country is heating up. The reason? Because it’s cooling down. It’s a fall thing. And even though the water temps may climb a little bit during a calm sunny day right now, they are not going to be able […]

Falling into Fall Fishing

Falling into Fall Fishing By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Things are beginning to slowly shift into late summer and early fall patterns in Otter Tail Lakes Country. In many cases, walleye and crappie and northern are beginning to make seasonal shifts.  Areas that were void of fish last week, are suddenly crowded with fish and on the […]

Trolling for fish in Otter Tail Lakes Country

Trolling for fish in Otter Tail Lakes Country By Ross Hagemeister, miesterguideservice.com Get a bass, a sunfish, a walleye or crappie — In Otter Tail Lakes Country this week. It’s the time of year that when if you apply yourself on the water, the fish will bite. It might take a little while to locate walleye […]

Swimming into August

Swimming into August By Ross Hagemeister, meisterguideservice.com Fishing is hot in Otter Tail Lakes Country. We’ve had lots of sunny calm days, which are very nice but also make for toasty fishing outings. Although the sun has been high and the wind has been tame, the fish have been feeding. In particular, sunfish seem to be […]